On Saturday evening (7th March 2020), a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run collision in Bridge Street, Clayhanger between the mini-island and Clayhanger Bridge. The 44 year old man remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Police are appealing for information on the incident, and for the driver of the dark coloured 4×4 believed to be involved to come forward.
My sympathies to my fellow cyclist and his family and friends, and my thanks to the people who stopped to help this poor man. The people helping are the very best of us and I thank you all.
If you know who the driver is, or have any information at all, please do contact the police. Not stopping after such a collision is a cowardly and despicable act.
West Midlands Police issued the following statement on Sunday afternoon:
Appeal following serious Walsall collision
We are appealing for information after a serious collision on Bridge Street, Clayhanger, Walsall at around 6.45pm Saturday 7 March 2020.
A cyclist was on the road near to the High Street when he was struck by a dark 4×4 car which failed to stop at the scene.
The 44-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains today (Sunday 8 March) in a critical condition.
Sergeant Alan Hands from the Serious Collision Investigation unit, said: ‘I am appealing directly for the driver of a dark 4×4 which will have significant damage to its front end and possibly its windscreen, to come forward.
‘We need to work out exactly what happened and I’d also be interested in hearing from anyone who has dash-cam footage before or after the collision, or saw the car leaving.’
Enquiries continue to trace the driver and anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 3013 of 7 March.